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TITO JACKSON Part II
Many of you by now may have read the Blackstonian People’s Report on Tito Jackson. I have received many, many comments about this article and I would say out of 100 or so comments to me personally, via email and phone, there were about 4 people who had problems with the report. I told them as I tell everyone, If you have a problem then do the research and point out what is factually untrue. Many of us may get emotional about some of the information contained therein, but it cannot be disputed based on merit and fact.
One significant emotional response has been…
“You are wrong for putting out this information on another Black Man”
This is a very destructive logic. So, the inference is because Tito and I are both Black Men his record and actions should not be questioned and challenged? That’s dangerous. I have no allegiance to color. My only allegiance is to Right versus Wrong, which is why I have called out Black Men who participate or contribute to any of the ills we are facing as a people. This is an open public political campaign and one in which is the District that I live in and have since I was born. I will not only exert my right to research, study and inform our people, I will defend it and there is nothing stopping you from doing your own research and prooving me factually wrong. I encourage and challenge you to do it and then you vote your conscience on March 15th.
Part 1 of this report contained a graph on where Tito is receiving his money.
This Chart shows where his money comes from.
ALL NEW INFO:
A. This Chart shows where his money goes.
In my estimation it means that you can expect the same results indicated by the already proven results.
As we covered in Part I of the report
Tito has been endorsed by several unions and received money from unions, individuals and organizations which have historically been proven as the same entities who have prevented our community from achieving full access and equality.
Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association (BPPA)
The newest Addition to his endorsements is the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association which is the Union for BPD Officers, the very same Union that has fought tooth and nail for well over a decade over every issue that came up for Affirmative Action or improvements in Hiring/Promotions within the BPD. They are the Union which has fought MAMLEO (Mass. Assoc. of Minority Law Enforcement Officials) at every juncture where equality and diversity was in question.
This is also the same Union which produces a racially charged and clearly uber-conservative publication which forces you to wax nostalgic about the Good Ole Days with the Good Ole Boys circa 1950 The Pax Centurion http://www.bppa.org/PAX/default.asp
If you go there right now you can find such intellectual insights and colorful terms like “yummie (young urban maggot)” which really can give you a perspective on the thought process of many of OUR “Public Servants” these are the people who are supposed to Serve and Protect us and these are the same people who have endorsed Tito.
Or really just check this out from the Feb. Edition (ironically in Black History Month) where he calls the young teenage man brutalized by Police a “scumbag”
By Jim Carnell, Pax Editor
Many of us may have missed the Globe and Herald editions dated Jan. 23rd about
a rather unique and interesting exhibition by the staff of the Boston Police Academy designed for local politicians, media, and community activists. (“In defense of the proper use of force”, Boston Herald, Peter Gelzinis, 1-23-11, and “Police give lessons in how they use force”, Boston Globe, Maria Cramer, 1-23-11).
The exhibition was designed after much criticism was heaped upon the department
following a “You-tube” video which appeared on-line after the arrest of a young
scumbag who resisted arrest at Roxbury Community College last fall
Firefighters Local 718
This Firefighters Union has fought with axes and hoses against each and every attempt towards diversity.
They are the Union which has fought Boston Vulcans (Boston Black/Latino Firefighters) at every juncture where equality and diversity was in question.
Their reputation is so notorious one just need do a simple google search
“firefighters local 718 affirmative action”
IBEW Local 103
This union is a basic example of most unions who have fought diversity within their various professions. Whether it be Electrical Wo
rkers, Pipe Fitters, Carpenters, etc. etc. you will find that predominantly Black/Latino/Women have the most difficult time in terms of gaining employment, diversity, and equality in promotions and placement.
To me this is possibly the most alarming part of this report. The Blackstonian has learned that Tito Jackson has hired armed security guards during this campaign.
“Heavyweight Security” $100
We are not suggesting that this payment equals hours spent, but apparently the campaign has deemed it necessary to hire armed guards (armed, witnessed by several people and no secret). The question here becomes, what does it mean for a candidate to have armed security in a district they are campaigning to represent? As hated by powerful forces that Chuck Turner was he never had armed security.
The curious thing here is throughout District 7 we have alot of impassioned people and some in varying mental health conditions who frequent major thoroughfares and some who attend public meetings. When a candidate has armed security the implication is that if something “popped off” you could get shot. Thats a tad insensitive and probably not a “good look” in a community where we are trying to send a message that’s opposite of that. I don’t think this speaks to any “Gangster” mentality by the Jackson Campaign, in fact I think it speaks more to a fear of some very skewed realities of the same District 7 one would seek to represent. While this is a critical campaign and there have been heated debates, there is nothing here that would warrant having armed security in a local race like District 7… Deval before being Gov.. maybe.. after.. definitely… Obama.. before.. during.. after.. MOST DEFINITELY… but armed security in a District 7 race?
At last night’s RoxVote forum I had the opportunity to meet and speak to Mrs. Jackson, Tito’s Mother. I told her that I had heard she had concerns for her son’s safety. I told her that I knew and admired her husband Herb “Kwaku Zulu” Jackson and that no none of the Black Men I know and work with would harm Tito. This after all is a Political Campaign and while we may have to discuss tough issues and have distinct differences this is not the type of campaign that should require armed security.
Throughout Busing, Charles Stuart I have never heard of a District 7 City Councilor or a Candidate who felt the need for armed security, it sends a message of fear of your own community and an unfair advantage to the elderly, women and youth who don’t have the luxury of purchasing security.